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Bricks And Mortar Takes On Stablemate Raging Bull In Old Forester Turf

In the race preceding Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s Bricks and Mortar will shoot for his fourth consecutive victory as he heads a field of 13 4-year-olds and up in the 33rd running of the $1 million Old Forester Turf Classic (GI). The 1 1/8-mile test has a post time of 5:25 p.m. Trained […]

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Handle, Purses Decline at Churchill September Meet

Statistics released Monday by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission showed a 16.15 percent decline in wagering for the recently concluded September race meet at Churchill Downs as compared to 2013. According to a report in the Louisville Courier-Journal, wagering for the 12-day meet totaled $38.81 million, down from $46.29 million last year. Average field size […]

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Report: Purses, Field Sizes Decline During Churchill’s Spring Meet

Despite near-record crowds and increases in handle on its marquee weekend of racing, average purses and field sizes declined during the recently concluded spring meet at Churchill Downs, according to a report in the Blood-Horse. The publication reported that purses averaged $532,903 during the meet, compared with $534,942 over the same period in 2013. There […]

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Churchill fall meet showed declines in handle

All-sources handle during the 21-day Churchill Downs meet that ended Nov. 27 dipped 3.9% from last year, according to figures supplied by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Handle on the Breeders’ Cup this year was down 4.9% compared to last year’s event, according to a Daily Racing Form report. The 3.9% decline compared favorably with […]

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